Feb 9 2013

Volunteers Sought For City Committees and Commissions

Want to become more involved with your community?  Piedmont needs residents to serve on committees and commissions.

Application Filing Deadline: Friday, March, 1st

The City Council is seeking volunteers for vacancies on Piedmont commissions and committees. Interested residents may download the Application for Appointive Vacancy.  Applications are due at City Hall, 120 Vista Avenue, on or before the deadline of March 1, 2013.

Interviews with the City Council for these positions will be scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 2013.  No appointments will be made without a Council interview.

The vacancies are as follows:

CIP Review Committee 1 Vacancy 1 Incumbent
Civil Service Commission 2 Vacancies 0 Incumbents
Park Commission 2 Vacancies 1 Incumbent
Planning Commission 3 Vacancies 0 Incumbents
Public Safety Committee 1 Vacancy 0 Incumbents
Recreation Commission 3 Vacancies 3 Incumbents


Note that vacancies do not exist on all commissions or committees in the same year. The following pertains to commissions and committees with vacancies for appointment in 2013.  All appointments are made by the Council.

CIP Review Committee  (Capital Improvement Program) – Makes recommendations to the City Council regarding the expenditure of the capital budget for construction, repair or rehabilitation of city facilities.  Meets as required

Civil Service Commission – Deals with personnel issues including classification and serves as the hearing board in disputes between the City and employees. Meets as required.

Park Commission – Makes recommendations to the City Council about improvements to the public parks and manages the street tree improvement program of the City. Meets monthly on the first Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission – Makes decisions regarding proposed modifications or construction of homes, structures, and buildings. Advises the Council on issues related to planning and building. Meets monthly on the second Monday at 5:00 p.m. Requires approximately 4 hours per month in addition to meeting time.

Public Safety Committee – Investigates ways to increase public participation in crime reduction; increases public participation in disaster preparedness; provides a forum for residents to share comments, issues or concerns regarding public safety issues. Unless extended by the Council, the Committee expires on 4/1/2014.  Meets monthly or as required.

Recreation Commission – Advises the City Council on issues regarding the City’s recreation programs, sports field development, recreational facilities, allocations of recreational space and other recreation issues. Meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Residents with questions are invited to contact the City Clerk’s office at (510) 420-3040.

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